Fri, 11/18/2022 - 10:00am

Island Free Library Programs

The Island Free Library invites everyone to participate in the programs listed below. More information at islandfreelibrary.org.
Library Hours: The Library is open on Tues. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Wed., Thur. and Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The library is closed Fri. Nov. 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving.

Tues.: 10:30 a.m. Music Time with Ms. Carrie is taking a two-week break and will resume on Nov. 29.
Wed.: 10:30 a.m. Lapsit Story Time for ages 0 to 2. Stories, songs, and fingerplays at the library with Ms. Morgan.
Wed.: 3 p.m. After-school storytime. Stories, songs, movement, and snacks.
Thurs.: 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 5 years with Ms. Morgan. Read, sing, dance and play!

Tues., 5:30 p.m. Mah Jongg. In addition, we will play on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Come play a game or two. If you don’t know how to play, we will teach you. All are welcome.
Tuesday, Nov. 22 only at 5:30. Stitch Together: Bring your projects (knitting, crochet, weaving, or embroidering) for crafting and conversations. All ages and skill levels welcome – bring your problems and questions - help is available!
Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. Book Wreath Tutorial: Come learn to make a wreath out of old book pages. All materials provided.
Thurs.: 5 - 6 p.m. D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read). Join others in an hour of silent reading. No other library services will be available - and no chitchatting, please.
Fri., Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. “There Was and There Was Not: Telling Armenian Stories.” A one-woman performance by Susie Chakmakian.
Sat. at 10 a.m.: Mah Jongg. Come play a game or two. If you don’t know how to play, we will teach you. All are welcome to participate.
Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winter Market. Shop for baked goods, crafts, island décor, and other great gifts from local artists.

Annual Turkey Trot: Sat. Nov. 26 at 1:20 p.m. Fred Benson Town Beach.

Holiday Open House: Come celebrate the start of the holiday season at the Island Free Library’s Holiday Party from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. Music, good food and wonderful company. Sponsored by the Friends of the Island Free Library.

B.I. School Friends Pie Sale: The annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale at the Island Free Library on Tues., Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Wed., Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Support the School Friends and get a fabulous home-baked pie for Thanksgiving. Other baked goods and Hurricanes apparel will also be available.

Helping Hands Food Pantry: Wed., Nov. 30 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at Harbor Church. In the event of rain, pantry will be inside. Masks required and please bring reusable bags. The next Helping Hands food pantry will be Dec.14. La despensa de alimentos será el miércoles 30 noviembre a las 12 hasta 2:30 p.m. en Harbor Church. El uso de máscara es requerido. Por favor traer bolsas reusables. Si llueve será el jueves.

Caretakers Support Group will be meeting in person at the Community Center on Thurs., Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. Meetings are free of charge and held every other week. Contact Kerri Gaffett at kblockisland@aol.com for questions.

The Nature Conservancy and Block Island Conservancy present:
James Stover Exploration Series: Autumn Berry Walk, Sat., Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. Nathan Mott Park.
22nd Annual Thanksgiving Beach Walk to honor the late Capt. John R. “Rob” Lewis. Please help us celebrate this conservation visionary who inspired so many people to donate land and resources to support conservation on this beautiful island. Leashes are required for canine participants. Of course, shoes are optional. Fri., Nov. 25 at 9 a.m. Fred Benson Town Beach.
Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walks: Tuesdays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and 20. Contact Kim for location at kim.gaffett@tnc.org.

Community Café Tues. and Thurs. from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Block Island Community Center. Come socialize, play games, learn a new craft, and more. Sponsored by the Senior Advisory Committee.

Lunch Bunch: Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Block Island Community Center.